“I can’t believe it. After years of providing top-quality entertainment on demand, Netflix is risking its reputation and its success by associating itself with my dismaying and upsetting books.” — Lemony Snicket
It's official. The calamitous — a word which here means, unfortunate — tale of the Baudelaire orphans is finally on #Netflix. It's no secret that the 2004 film left fans feeling crestfallen, as Paramount Pictures failed to adequately deliver on the beloved bummer of a story, bringing what could have been hours and hours of material to a wicked and somewhat incongruous ending.
Here's your number one source for all things #Unfortunate. Stay tuned for updates on cast, characters, theories, and news for Season 2!
'A Series Of Unfortunate Events' News
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The Rave Reviews
It looks like a little good fortune has finally fallen into the lives of the Baudelaires after all. TV critics (mostly) agree: ASOUE is a Very Fantastic Dramedy. The Telegraph called it a "delicious gothic romp" and added:
"Handler understands the pleasure young audiences take in having their worst suspicions confirmed: adults lie constantly, and most of them know next to nothing. It will be no surprise if the critics praise A Series of Unfortunate Events to the rafters – but then, what do a load of grown-ups' opinions matter?"
Neil Patrick Harris Says "It's Super Faithful To The Books"
A Series Of Unfortunate Events news just keeps on coming. The star actor of Netflix's new series took a few minutes out from embodying the despicable villain Count Olaf to give an interview to Collider. He revealed:
"I think [Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events is] super faithful to the books. I think at times it’s shockingly dark. From what I gathered, Netflix was concerned that adults weren’t going to be able to value it because it was skewing towards a younger demographic. And I think now that it’s done, they want to make sure the kids still value it and it’s not gone too Stranger Things. I really wanted Olaf to be bad. To be a bad person."
As if that wasn't good enough, he went on to say that the REAL Lemony Snicket, Daniel Handler, has been involved every step of the way and even makes a special cameo in the show:
"He was very involved with a lot of stuff. He even helped write the theme song. And he’s in the show, you’ll see him in the actual piece. He’s our own little Alfred Hitchcock. He was very involved in the writing, as he should have been."
Neil Patrick Harris Sings The Theme Song
There's been quite a bit of speculation about who will provide the soundtrack for A Series of Unfortunate Events. The Gothic Archies lent their talents to the audiobooks, and the Dresden Dolls sounded impeccable in Eleanora Poe's "fan-made" trailer (see below). But now, in an interview from Comic-Con Sao Paulo, #NeilPatrickHarris revealed that he'll be singing the theme song himself:
"That was fun! We did that much, much later after we'd filmed the entire thing. And if you watch every episode, the theme song will be a little bit different."
If you're not convinced that NPH is the perfect choice, check out the clip from How I Met Your Mother above.
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'A Series Of Unfortunate Events' Trailer
Check out the first full A Series of Unfortunate Events trailer above, and see the link below for a complete roundup of all the trailers for the upcoming Netflix show.
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'A Series Of Unfortunate Events' Rumors
Now that the question of who will be playing Aunt Josephine has been settled, A Series of Unfortunate Events rumors have been few and far between. But there is one burning question fans want to know the answer to: Will A Series Of Unfortunate Events get a season 2? At the moment, it seems highly likely, but we're still holding out for the official word from Netflix.
'A Series Of Unfortunate Events' Premiere Date
Mark your calendars! A Series Of Unfortunate Events premiere date is marked for Friday, January 13, 2016.
'A Series Of Unfortunate Events' Cast
A Series Of Unfortunate Events cast list has finally been fully revealed:
Neil Patrick Harris will play the ghastly guardian Count Olaf...
...with Patrick Warburton as the woebegone writer and narrator, Lemony Snicket...
...Malina Weissman, 12, as Violet, the young inventor and eldest Baudelaire child...
...Louis Hynes as her younger brother Klaus, the determined researcher and middle child...
...Aasif Mandvi in the role of Uncle Monty, the herpetologist...
...the Two White-Faced Women will be portrayed by Jacqueline and Joyce Robbins...
...Usman Ally as Fernald, a.k.a. The Hook-Handed Man...
...John DeSantis will regrettably bring the Bald Man (with the not-so-long-nose) to life...
...Matty Cardarople as the Person Who Looks Like Neither A Man Nor A Woman...
...Joan Cusack as the honorable Justice Strauss...
...K. Todd Freeman as the well-meaning but rarely very helpful Mr. Poe...
'A Series Of Unfortunate Events' Characters
According to IMDB, the following characters will all make an appearance in Netflix's A Series Of Unfortunate Events. Of course, it's not clear whether or not this will be the complete character list for the first season. It's possible that more characters will be added later.
- Count Olaf
- Lemony Snicket
- Violet Baudelaire
- Klaus Baudelaire
- Sunny Baudelaire
- Mr. Poe
- Albert Poe
- Edgar Poe
- Justice Strauss
- The Hook-Handed Man
- The Bald Man With The Long Nose
- White-Faced Woman #1
- White-Faced Woman #2
- Henchperson Of Indetermined Gender
- Uncle Monty
- Aunt Josephine
- Uncle Monty
- Bruce, Iguana Keeper
- Sweet Old Lady
- Duncan Quagmire
- Isadora Quagmire
Watch 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events' Online
The first season of A Series Of Unfortunate Events is available right now, exclusively on #Netflix.
Will you be watching Netflix's 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events'?